Resin art is a beautiful and unique form of art that requires some special techniques to create its eye-catching designs. One of the most popular techniques used in resin art is creating lacing and cells. In this guide, we will provide an overview of how to create these effects in resin art, so you can make your own masterpieces with confidence.
Understanding Lacing and Cells
Lacing and cells are two different effects that are both used to give resin artwork a unique look. Lacing occurs when the top layer of resin creates thin, wispy lines within the piece as it dries. Cells occur when air bubbles within the resin cause deeper depressions in the finished piece. Both effects are fairly easy to create but require some extra steps throughout the process.
How to get Lacing in Resin
Lacing is when pigmented resin creates a look that resembles lace. To achieve this look, first mix up EasyPour Epoxy and separate the mixture into cups depending on how many colors you choose to use.
Then, lay the color onto your canvas or board in the pattern you like best and grab a hair dryer or heat gun. Hold the hair dryer or heat gun at a 45° angle above the surface. The heat from the hair dryer will push the colors around which will naturally create beautiful feathering or "lacing" patterns. If you use the hair dryer on white, especially, the effect will stand out more in your artwork.
Creating Cells Effects
The secret to achieving cell-like effects in your flow art is to use silicone oil. Add a couple of drops of silicone into your tinted cup before you pour onto your canvas and watch the silicone repel the resin to create cells and other beautiful results. That's it! However you intend to mix your colors, the results are always a surprise but also very satisfying.
Creating lacing and cells effects can be an exciting way to take your artwork up a notch! With some practice, patience, and attention to detail, you can easily create stunning pieces with these beautiful effects included in them as well! So grab some supplies and get started today—you’ll be amazed at what you can create!